Joint Injections Specialist

Southern Pain and Spine

Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialists located in Athens, GA & Fayetteville, GA

As many as millions of Americans suffer from chronic joint pain. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the pain. Joint injections are among the services available from Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team at Southern Pain and Spine in Gainesville, Georgia. Scheduling a consultation is as simple as a quick phone call or a few moments on the online booking page.

Joint Injections Q&A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are popular pain management treatments that help provide joint pain relief. At Southern Pain and Spine, the team offers joint injections to alleviate your pain so you can enjoy long-term pain relief and improved quality of life. 

What are the different types of joint injections?

Southern Pain and Spine offers many types of joint injections to address a broad range of conditions, including: 

Epidural steroid injections

An epidural steroid injection involves a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation and pain. Your Southern Pain and Spine provider injects the medication directly into the painful joint. Epidural steroid injections may help relieve back, neck, arm and leg pain.

Nerve block injections

Southern Pain and Spine also offers nerve block injections to alleviate joint pain. During a nerve block injection, your provider administers medication to temporarily block nerves from transmitting pain signals.

Nerve block injections may help relieve pain associated with post-surgery recovery, headaches, lower back pain, and arthritis. 

Trigger point injections 

If you experience tightness, spasms, or pain in your muscles, you might have a trigger point that may benefit from trigger point injections. 

Your Southern Pain and Spine provider injects a pain-relieving anesthetic or corticosteroid medication directly into your trigger points causing pain. 

Am I a candidate for joint injections?

You may be a candidate for joint injections after a consultation at Southern Pain and Spine. If oral pain medication and physical medicine treatments fail to provide you with joint pain relief, your provider may recommend joint injections.

Southern Pain and Spine offers joint injections for many types of joint pain, and can develop a custom treatment plan that addresses your condition.

What happens during joint injections?

Your provider first reviews what you can expect during your joint injection at Southern Pain and Spine. During the treatment, your provider may numb the area with a local anesthetic. Using guided imagery, they then insert the needle into your joint and administer the medication. 

Most patients can return to their normal activities following a joint injection, but you may spend some time in the exam room for additional monitoring. You should also consider having a loved one or friend drive you home after your joint injection. 

You may notice improvements in your pain levels within a week* after the injection. The results may last anywhere from several days to several months*. 

To learn more about joint injections and how it may fit your needs, call Southern Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation, or spend some time on the online booking page. 

*Individual results may vary